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"Jonny and Jeannette have done a wonderful job at marrying healthy, delicious recipes with invaluable (and surprising) nutrition information for each of these hearty slow-cooker recipes."?Alicia Rewega, editor-in-chief of Clean Eating magazine
"These convenient, time-saving dishes are delicious, healthy, and easy from prep to clean up!"?Calvin Hurd, publisher of Total Health Online, totalhealthmagazine.com
"The 150 Healthiest Slow Cooker ...
"Jonny and Jeannette have done a wonderful job at marrying healthy, delicious recipes with invaluable (and surprising) nutrition information for each of these hearty slow-cooker recipes."—Alicia Rewega, editor-in-chief of Clean Eating magazine
"These convenient, time-saving dishes are delicious, healthy, and easy from prep to clean up!"—Calvin Hurd, publisher of Total Health Online, totalhealthmagazine.com
"The 150 Healthiest Slow Cooker Recipes on Earth is a foolproof guide to cooking flavorful, super satisfying one-pot dishes perfect for any budget or diet. You’ll feel good about eating meals made with the most nutrient-packed ingredients out there—and you’ll savor every bite while getting healthier!"—Nicole Brechka, editor of Better Nutrition
Discover how to make mouth-watering, super-healthy, and super-convenient slow-cooked meals! Nationally-known nutritionist Jonny Bowden, Ph.D., C.N.S., and chef Jeannette Bessinger, C.H.H.C., take slow cooking to a whole new level with these easy, nutritious, and deliciously satisfying recipes!
The “clean foods team” of Dr. Jonny and Chef Jeannette use wholesome ingredients, such as fresh fruit and vegetables, grass-fed beef, wild-caught fish, and pasture-raised poultry in their recipes. Losing none of the convenience, they skip the high-sodium canned food “products” used in many slow cooker recipes and bring you dishes with both traditional and ethnic flair. Try the Real Deal Beef Stew with Orange and Clove, the Quick Sesame Teriyaki Low-Carb Lettuce Wraps, the Hot and Hearty Red, White, and Blue Crab Dip, or the Gingered Honey Pears with Cinnamon Sticks. Bon appetit!
Posted March 30, 2012
I have a lot of Jonny Bowden's books, and this one is also a keeper! I love to "read" cookbooks anyway, but when I got this one, I immediately sat down and read through it to see what I wanted to try. Not even 1/3 of the way through the recipes I already had quite a list! As of this review, I've tried about 5 or 6 recipes from this book, and we've loved every one! They are simple and fast, and everything's cooked in a slow cooker! If you are looking for the typical meat 'n potatoes-type recipes, this cookbook won't be your thing. The recipes in here run the gamut from Asian to Indian to seafood to Mexican to plain to spicy and everything in between! It's a really great mix of flavors and ingredients, and that strongly appeals to me. Dr. Jonny also wrote a blurb on each recipe about what the ingredients will do for your body. What component do, say, pineapples have that are so beneficial to your body? Well, Dr. Jonny explains all that and more in the recipes. (The answer is bromelain, by the way, which apparently helps with digestion and inflammation, among other things!) And Chef Jeannette gives you tips as you cook the meal: shortcuts, substitutions, or what to serve with it. You'll get an education as you cook! One of our family's favorite recipes (so far) is the Easiest Lean Artichoke Chicken. There is truly something for everyone in here: chicken, lamb, turkey, seafood, meatless, etc. So many yummy recipes, so little time! And did I mention, you put everything in the slow cooker!? While your food cooks, you'll have time to read the cookbook's explanation about your meal! Pretty awesome, I think! I will note--especially for those of you in rural areas--some recipes call for "weird" and obscure ingredients such as Thai fish sauce or mellow miso paste. I found the miso paste in a huge tub at Whole Foods; it cost $8, and all I needed was two teaspoons, so I subbed in soy sauce and everything came out fine! Due to the ingredients required, some advance planning for a shopping trip is in order, but don't let that scare you; the end result is a healthy, delicious meal that the whole family will enjoy! And best of all, you haven't slaved over the stove all day long! I say it's worth it to make something a little different from the norm. Give it a whirl!
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